VT-25

VT-25 - Cougars

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1957
Provided by Craig Stebbins

Drawn by Bud Southworth

Tom Stephenson


Patch

  • The "Correy Field" VT-25 patch comes from the effects of Lt. Cdr. Donald J. Stebbins, who was an instructor attached to VT-1 and NABTC (3/63 to 3/66) between Patrol Squadron and ASW squadron stints. He was killed during an operational flight accident while flying off the Yorktown in Jan 1968 with VS-23, in S-2E's. His son believes this patch may have come from his primary flight training at Pensacola in 1957.


Handle

  • No additional info yet


Heritage

  • 01 JULY 1954 - - Advanced Training Unit 204 (ATU 204) established.
  • 1955 - - - - - - ATU 204 re-designated Advanced Training Unit 213 (ATU 213).
  • May 1960 - - - - ATU 213 was re-designated as Training Squadron 25 (VT 25).
  • 1987 - - - - - - VT 24 and VT 25 were combined into Training Squadron 25 (VT-25).
  • 1987 - - - - - - VT 25 was re-designated Training Wing 3 (TW 3).
  • 1993 - - - - - - TW 3 was dis-established.


Home Ports

  • 1954 to 1993 - Naval Air Station Chase Field near Beeville, Texas.
     
     

    Tom Stephenson

    Tom Stephenson

    Tom Stephenson

    Tom Stephenson


Air Wings

  • Training Air Wing Three


Deployments

  • None


Aircraft


Commanding Officers

  • May 1960 to July 1961 - - Cdr. L.R. Bemis
  • July 1971 to July 1962- - Cdr. R.J. Rosen
  • July 1962 to Feb 1964 - - W.L.Cranney (rank unknown)
  • Feb 1964 to Jan 1965- - - J.L.O'Neil (rank unknown)
  • Jan 1965 to Feb 1966- - - Cdr. J.H. Cover
  • Feb 1966 to Jan 1967- - - G.J. Ketchmark (rank unknown)
  • Jan 1967 to Jan 1968- - - E.R. Hallett (rank unknown)
  • Jan 1968 to Jan 1969- - - B.T. Sutherlin (rank unknown)
  • Jan 1969 to Dec 1969- - - S.T. Zink (rank unknown)
  • Dec 1969 to Dec 1970- - - CDR L.H. Wells
  • Dec 1970 to Dec 1971- - - CDR C.T. Lusk
  • Dec 1971 to Oct 1972- - - A.C. Stallings (rank unknown)
  • Oct 1972 to Jan 1974- - - W.F. Propst (rank unknown)
  • Jan 1974 to Apr 1975- - - N.W. Melnick (rank unknown)
  • Apr 1975 to Jul 1976- - - W.D. Jones (rank unknown)
  • Jul 1976 to Oct 1977- - - W.R. McGowen (rank unknown)
  • Oct 1977 to Jan 1979- - - E.G. Redden (rank unknown)
  • Jan 1979 to Apr 1980- - - W.L. Alcorn (rank unknown)
  • Apr 1980 to Jul 1981- - - R.L. Kiem (rank unknown)
  • Jul 1981 to Oct 1982- - - D.W. Scott (rank unknown)
  • Oct 1982 to Jan 1984- - - R.J. Holberg (rank unknown)
  • Jan 1984 to Apr 1985- - - M.B. Scott (rank unknown)
  • Apr 1985 to Sep 1986- - - B.J. Craig (rank unknown)
  • 1990 to 10 Dec 1990 - - - P.J. Parmetier (rank unknown)
  • - CDR W. Slighter


Events

  • January 10, 1977:
    An unidentified pilot ejected safely after his TA-4J Skyhawk BuNo 158511 exploded in mid-air due to suspected engine failure while he was practicing landings at Chase Field.
    Victoria, TX, Victoria Advocate, Wednesday, January 12, 1977.

  • December 17, 1979:
    Ens. Patrick Coyle ejected from TA-4J BuNo 158720 when he had to abort the takeoff from Yuma International Airport. His TA-4J left the runway and slammed into a hanger at 280 mph, killing one person and injuring three others in a fiery mass of spewing fuel and exploding ammunition.
    Tyrone Daily Herald, Tuesday, December 18, 1979.

  • February 13, 1980:
    With 5198tfh. 1st Lt. Steve Scott lost control on take off & and ejected, the a/c flies through VT-24 line at MCAS Yuma, damaging 2 other a/c).
    Thomas Bass

  • February 13, 1980:
    1st Lt. Steve Scott perished in a takeoff accident in TA-4J BuNo 155101at MCAS Yuma, AZ.
    JET PILOT KILLED IN CRASH.
    Yuma (AP) -- The California pilot of a Navy jet trainer carrying live ordnance was killed when his plane plunged into a line of parked aircraft shortly after takeoff at the Marine Corps Air Station here and burst into flames, authorities said.
    Officials Wednesday identified the pilot as Marine 1st Lt. STEVE SCOTT, 25, Daley City, Calif. Marine Maj. Dan Dorn said the A-4 Skyhawk was assigned to VT-25 Squadron based at the Navy Air Station in Beeville, Texas.
    He said cause of the crash was undetermined but apparently involved "mechanical failure of some kind" following takeoff. Witnesses said the aircraft appeared to lose power just before it plummeted into the parked planes. Dorn also said some of the Navy jet's ordinance exploded during the crash.
    The two planes into which the Navy jet plunged, also A-4 Skyhawks from the Beeville base, were destroyed. Dorn estimated the loss at $3 million.
    Casa Grande Dispatch Arizona 1980-02-14

  • February 14, 1980:
    BuNo.156916 of VT-25, (C-5xx), SOC (1DA2) with 5343tfh. hit a radio tower at Port O’Conner, TX, both LT Dave Hankins & student LTJG Dave Huckaba were killed.

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  • August, 1986:
    Tom Waterbury preflights a specially painted VT-25 TA-4 BuNo 155103 for a trip to EAA's Air Venture in Oshkosh. Tom was later killed in a USS Forrestal accident in a VT-19 T-2A. Both Tom and his father flew A-4s during different eras.
    Photo provided by Tom's father, Jack Waterbury.

  • September 7, 1987:
    Cmdr. Michael R Gass & Lt. Thomas S. Crafton ejected from TA-4J BuNo 153681 20 miles north of Beeville, TX.
    Del Rio, TX News-Herald article

  • July 10, 1989:
    Lt(jg). Bryce Gearhart perished in TA-4J BuNo 153521 20 miles west of Goliad, TX while practicing carrier field landings.
    Del Rio, TX News-Herald article

  • September 14, 1989:
    Instructor Lt Jim Myers and a student in TA-4J BuNo 159100 got into an inverted spin and ejected. The student was uninjured but Myers broke his left arm.

  • December 10, 1990:
    Cdr. Philip J. Palmatier Jr., CO of VT-25 at Chase Field, Beeville, TX, was killed and the student pilot perished following a mid-air collision between their TA-4J Skyhawks (possibly 158098 & 158125) during takeoff and landing practice from the carrier USS Lexington 85 miles NW of Key West, FL.

    I was an instructor pilot assigned to VT-22 and was at the Lexington the day this accident occurred. The facts are a little different than written above. Specifically, the SNA involved did not survive. Both pilots and aircraft were lost at sea. I was coming through the 90 position on my approach to Lex when the SNA and Cdr. Parmatier collided right above me at 3000 feet agl. I actually had to maneuver away and down the ships wake to avoid being hit by 1/2 of a TA-4J as it fell.
    JB Kilmer
  • April 1, 1991:
    23 year old student pilot, U.S. Navy Ensign James R. Ronka, attached to: NAS Chase Field, Texas USA, was to fly a solo peacetime training mission with three other aircraft on 11th April 1991.
    His Douglas TA-4J Skyhawk, BuNo 156950, from VT-25 (CTW-3), NAF El Centro, California USA was to take off from runway R26 NAF El Centro.
    Second to take off in winds 360 at 13 knots gusting to 18 knots caused his aircraft to drift. When it became evident to Ensign Ronka that the aircraft was not going to make it he found himself having to eject.
    Using the lower ejection handle he initiated the sequence. At Approximately 60 KIAS, at ground level the canopy separated and he soon followed in his Douglas Escapac 1G-3 seat.
    " I consciously acknowledged each phase of the ejection sequence: pulled handle…noted that nothing is happening…boom! Canopy blows…delay…boom! Back seat goes…delay…I feel a swift kick in the rear as my seat goes. What took a couple of seconds seemed to take 3-4 times as long. I don't remember anything from the moment I felt my seat rocket motor engage until I was nearing the apex of the ejection trajectory."
    Ens. James R. Ronka

  • April 18, 1991:
    While on a night fam flight in TA-4J BuNo 154303, instructor LCdr. Sullivan and student 1stLt. Michael V. "Mike" Franzak ejected safely.

  • April 15, 1992:
    USS Forrestal - Deck log
    Crash Death
    Steaming independently in the Pensacola Operating Area, enroute to Naval Station, Pensacola, FL, on course 310, speed 10 knots. SOPA is Captain Robert L. Johnson, Jr., embarked in FORRESTAL. OTC is Captain Robert L. Johnson, Jr., embarked in FORRESTAL. Engineering status is boilers 1A, 2A, 3B, 4B, generators 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, are on the line. Material condition Yoke is set throughout the ship. The ship is darkened. 0000 LT Matthew Joseph Felt assumed the OOD watch. 0006 flight deck integrity watch report all secure. 0020 central air has been restored. 0051 speed 7 knots. 0214 speed 5 knots. 0320 ENS Johansson has the conn. 0330 LT S. Carpenter assumed the OOD watch. LT Mariska has the deck under instruction. 0333 speed 7 knots. 0518 speed 10 knots. 0621 observed sunrise, secure navigational lights. 0637 clear helo deck. 0645 speed 20 knots. 0648 speed 17 knots. 0707 ENS Madril has the conn. 0717 received magazine temperature report. 0720 speed 5 knots. 0722 LCDR Streed assumed the OOD watch. 0728 speed 4 knots. 0810 received JP-5 aviation fuel report. 0900 speed 15 knots. 0905 clear deck. 0913 speed 13 knots. 0953 speed 12 knots. Set course 134. 1005 sky condition is clear prevailing visibility 7 miles, temperature 74 degrees, dew point 65 degrees, wind 10 knots, combined seas 1-3 feet, altimeter setting 30.18 inched, station pressure 1012.4 millibars sea surface temperature 74.0 degrees. 1004 two pilots ejected from T-2 Buckeye aircraft. Latitude 29 degrees, 05.3N, and Longitude 087 degrees 18.8W. 1006 all engines stop. 1005 Captain Robert L. Johnson, Jr., has the conn. 1011 LTJG Fleischman had the conn. One Pilot recovered by HC-16 Helo #401. 1013 clear helo deck. 1016 parachute discovered on port side of ship. Medical emergency port side of flight deck. 1020 engineering insures all intakes are shut down. Permission granted to put swimmer in the water from HC-16 helo #401. Captain Johnson is off the bridge. 1028 Captain Johnson is on the bridge. 1030 swimmer recovered by HC-16 helo #401. Swimmer reported he didn’t see a parachute =. 1033 permission granted to rig Jacobs ladder from sponson eight. HC-16 helo #404 is airborne. 1034 HC-16 helo #401 is on the deck with a pilot. 1040 permission granted to stop and lock shaft #4. 1044 shaft #4 is stopped and locked. 1050 HC-16 helo #401 is airborne. Executive officer Commander Robert D. Parlet called Captain Johnson to verify there is a parachute attached to #4 shaft. Fouled deck. 1051 HC-16 helo #404 reported found helmet afloat by smoke but didn’t find anything else. 1103 permission granted to put two swimmers in water from sponson eight. 1106 first swimmer is in water. 1107 second swimmer is in the water. 1111 swimmers report there is no parachute around #4 shaft. 1112 both swimmers are on board. Look out reported a white object floating in water bearing 185R, distance 4 miles. 1120 permission granted to unlock #4 shaft. 1130 Captain Johnson is off the bridge. 1135 ENS Glasco has the conn. Captain Johnson is on the bridge. 1142 LTJG M. N. Knapp assumed the OOD watch. Received chronometer report. 1152 received fuel and water report. 1154 received draft report, displacement 70,846 tons. 1200 all engines ahead 1/3. Speed 7 knots. 1206 speed 10 knots. 1209 set course 120. 1213 set course 122. 1222 speed 11 knots. 1231 set course 124, speed 12 knots. 1234 set course 126. 1237 set course 128, speed 13 knots. 1329 set course 315, speed 10 knots. 1405 commenced mass casualty drill in hangar bay 1. 1414 completed mass casualty drill. 1420 commence navigation check off sheet for entering port and anchorage. 1517 ENS Holder has the conn. 1531 LT Ruth assumed the OOD watch. 1716 LT Breen has the conn. 1727 ENS Lyman assumed the OOD watch. 1916 LTJG Mapp has the conn. 1919 observed sunset, set navigational lights. Terminated search for lost Pilot of T-2 aircraft of VT-19, Lieutenant Thomas D. Waterbury, USN. 1933 speed 8 knots. 1934 LT S. Carpenter assumed the OOD watch. 2012 set course 000, speed 7 knots. 2246 flight deck integrity watch reports all secure. 2314 ENS Wolf has the conn.

    Crash Death.
    An T-2 Buckeye jet trainer aircraft from VT-19 crashed immediately after launch from catapult one. The two-man crew ejection was initiated and the front seat pilot was rescued. The rear seat pilot Lieutenant Thomas D. Waterbury was not located after an extensive search. His remains were later recovered still in his ejection seat.

    Dedication to Lt. Thomas D. Waterbury
    Thomas D. Waterbury during training
    Thomas D. Waterbury during training

    From Jack Waterbury (Lt Thomas D. Waterbury's father)


Awards

  • 1969- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Selected Top Jet Squadron.
  • 1973, 84- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - CNO Safety Award.
  • 1979, 83 and 85 - - - - - - - - - - - CNATRA Award for training effectiveness.
  • November 17, 1984 to June 1, 1985 - - Meritorious Unit Commendation (MUC).
  • 1985- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - CNATRA Golden Wrench.
  • May 23, 1985- - - - - - - - - - - - - Chief of Naval Operations Safety Award.
  • July 1983 to May 1985 - - - - - - - - MUC
  • 1 October 1987 to 30 September 1988 - Secretary of the Navy Letter of Commendation.

 

Photographs


FEB 1974: Cougars Skyhawk BuNo 158482, 3J-528, as she accelerates down the runway.
Dr. C.A. "Sketch" Eddy

01 FEB 1974: Skyhawk 3J-534 departs Chase Field.
Dr. C.A. "Sketch" Eddy

JUN 1974: Cougars Skyhawk BuNo 155089, 3J-515, parked on the ramp next to 3J-516.
Dr. C.A. "Sketch" Eddy

Dave Dollarhide as a student next to a AF-9-2.
Provided by Dave Dollarhide.

VT-25 Formation.
Photo from Tom Stepehson and also a copy came from Richard Dean.

Cougars Skyhawk BuNo 156950, C-503, parked on the flight line.
Gary Verver Collection

JUL 1975:
VT-25 TA-4J BuNo 158100, C-508.
Photo by D. Slowiak from Gary Verver Collection.

TA-4J of VT-25 on the ramp.

12 JUL 1975:right side view of VT-25 Cougars TA-4J Skyhawk BuNo 155085, C-504, on the ramp, NAS Brunswick, 12 July 1975.
Copyright R.W. Harrison.

Circa 1976: VT-25 Cougars TA-4J Skyhawk BuNo 155085, C-504, on the ramp next to VT-26 Flying Tigers T-2C Buckeye BuNo 157057 in its City of Beeville BiCentennial paint scheme, circa 1976.
Photographer unknown.

19 Oct 1975 Cougars Skyhawk BuNo 156892, C-515, parked on the flight.
Gary Verver Collection

Nov 1975 Cougars Skyhawk BuNo 158723, C-501, assigned to the XO parked on the ramp.
P. Mancus, G. Verver collection.

12 June 1976 BuNo 158084, C-511, parked on the ramp.
Gary Verver Collection

Change of Command, July 01, 1976.
Photo from Tom Stepehson.

26 Nov 1976 Cougars Skyhawk BuNo 158521, C-501, assigned to LT Mike Sweltor parked on the flight line.
Gary Verver Collection

FEB 1977: Cougars Skyhawk BuNo 158102, C-514, parked on the ramp.
Dr. C.A. "Sketch" Eddy

APR 1977: BuNo 158527, C-526, parked on the ramp.
Rob Mignard

Circa 1977: Cougars formation, top to bottom, BuNo unknown 3J-500, BuNo 158716, 3J-501, BuNo 158527, 3J-502 and BuNo 158481, 3J-503.
Nava; Aviation News via "Boom" Powell.

Change of Command, October 1, 1977.
Photo from Tom Stepehson.

10 Nov 1978 BuNo 156937, C-521, parked on the flight line.
Gary Verver Collection

10 Nov 1978 BuNo 156921, C-520, parked on the flight line.
Gary Verver Collection

10 Nov 1978 Cougars Skyhawk BuNo 159100, C-532, assigned to 1/LT A. G. Reynolds parked on the flight line.
Gary Verver Collection

1977-79: Chase Field TA-4s.
Mark Kreeger

Chase Field: VT-25 Pilots sun bathing, 1977-79.
Mark Kreeger

1977-79: front cockpit of a TA-4J.
1977-79: blow up of front cockpit of a TA-4J.
1977-79: rear cockpit of a TA-4J.
1977-79: blowup of rear cockpit of a TA-4J.
Mark Kreeger

Chase Field: VT-25 T-Bird shadow, taken from the rear cockpit by Mark Kreeger. 1977-79.
Mark Kreeger

26 JAN 1979: Change of Command.
Mark Kreeger

01 SEP 1979:
VT-25 TA-4J BuNo 155101, C-506, at NAS Brunswick.
Photographer unknown, from Gary Verver Collection.

April 1980 BuNo 153675, C-528, parked on the flight line.
Gary Verver Collection

April 1980 BuNo 158513, C-522, parked on the flight line.
Gary Verver Collection

29 AUG 1981:
VT-25 TA-4J BuNo 156922, C-517, at Buckley ANG. Name below the canopy is LTJG Huss.
Photo by J. Sheets, from Gary Verver Collection.

APR 1982: BuNo 158100, C-000, assigned to RADM Booth & LT Langford parked on the line.
Rob Mignard

15 May 1982 Cougars Skyhawk BuNo 154319, C-527, parked on the ramp.
Photo by T. Paskowski, Gary Verver Collection.

Aug 1982 158100, C-000, parked on the ramp.
Photo by R.E. Kling, G. Verver collection.

A-4B Skyhawk BuNo. 142834 Chase Field Gate Keeper - 1983
A-4B Skyhawk BuNo. 142834, has gate duty at Naval Air Station Chase Field, Beeville, Texas.
From a photograph by Ty Bass.

Feb 1983 BuNo 154319, C-527.
Photo by T. Paskowski, Gary Verver Collection.

May 1983 Cougars Skyhawk BuNo 158521, C-516, parked on the flight line.
T. Paskowski, G. Verver collection.

June 1983 BuNo 158081, C-511, parked on the ramp.
Photo by T. Paskowski, G. Verver Collection.

01 OCT 1983: Flight deck personnel refuel a Cougars Skyhawk C-507 aboard the aircraft carrier
USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63).
U.S. Navy photo by PHAN R. Eslinger

Cougar TA-4J Skyhawk BuNo. 158523 - 1984.
A Cougar Student Naval Aviator is giving VT-25 Skyhawk TA-4J BuNo. 158523, side number C 516, a go-round preflight on the Naval Air Station Chase Field, Beeville, Texas, flight line.
From a photograph by Ty Bass.

Circa 1985 Cougars Skyhawk BuNo 155106, C-000, assigned to RADM J.S. Disher & LT D.L. Schultz parked on the flight line.
Gary Verver Collection

Dec 1985 BuNo 155106, C-000, assigned to RADM B.S. Bisher parked on the flight line.
Photo by R.E. Kling, G. Verver collection.

Training Squadron 25 (VT-25) Skyhawk BuNo 155103, #575, on display during the celebration of the 75th anniversary of naval aviation.
U.S. Navy photo dated May 1986 by PH1 Doty.

1986: Cougars Skyhawk BuNo 155103, #575, parked on the ramp and sporting it's 75th Naval Aviation anniversary paint scheme.
Len Lundh

TA-4J BuNo.155103 with VT-25, dressed up in Naval Aviation "Diamond Anniversary" paint.
Dated July 1986, provided by Gary Verver.

TA-4J BuNo.155103 dated 04Oct96.
Photo is by W. Brabant, Gary Verver Collection.

TA-4J 155103 and ground crew. Can’t id C-501.

Engine Change at Pensocola.
I am one of the mech's in the engine change picture, (the young one with the glasses). The place was Pensacola, FL in 85. The bird had a wing pressurization problem on landinge & was rebuilt by a team from NARF. When that was completed the squadron sent a team of 4 (1 AD (me), 1 AMS (the other guy in the pic), 1 AE and an E7 to watch, I mean supervise). I got picked because I was a dual CDI (Airframe & Powerplant) (as a joke I would call myself a ADAMS-2 & I was listed on a det manifest as that once). We had to reattach the landing gear trunions & the struts & all the panels, etc around them, reinstall the engine & any components that NARF had removed. Then reserviced it & I did a Low/Hi power turn up & leak check. We were there a week.
Thomas Bass

Thomas Bass.

 

Squadron Off-Duty


VT-25 Barracks Parking Area

Beer time, Sept.02, 1976

Beer time, Sept.02, 1976

SEP 1981:
VT-25 Cougars TA-4J Skyhawk BuNo 153675
, C-528, taxiing by the photographer, unknown location. Name below the canopy rail is LT Rob Nelson.
Photographer unknown.

SEP 1981:
VT-25 Cougars TA-4J Skyhawk BuNo 153675
, C-528, on the ramp, unknown location. Name below the canopy rail is LT Rob Nelson.
Photographer unknown.

26 FEB 1983:
VT-25 TA-4J BuNo 158147, C-518, 26 FEB 1983.
Photo by D. Slowiak, from Verver Collection.

JUL 1985:
right side view of VT-25 Cougars TA-4J Skyhawk BuNo 155103
, #575, painted in the Diamond Anniversary scheme on the ramp with a pair of drop tanks.
Photographer unknown.


Sources

  • Ty Bass
  • Harry Gann
  • Craig Stebbins
  • Tom Stephenson
  • Mark Kreeger
  • John Gabbard
  • Jack Jennings Lt Col USMC (ret)


A-4 Skyhawk aircraft assigned to VT-25:

  • Douglas TA-4J Skyhawk
    • 153500 c/n 13566 - TA-4F
      • 29 Oct 1970 - VT-23 - Convert to TA-4J

      • 06 Dec 1972 - VT-25 - NAS Chase Field, TX
      • 20 Jul 1987 - COMTRAWING-3 - NAS Chase Field, TX
      153515 c/n 13581 - TA-4F
      • 19 Jan 1972 - VMT-203 - Convert to TA-4J

      • 25 May 1982 – VT-25 - NAS Chase Field, TX
      • 20 Jul 1987 - COMTRAWING-3 - NAS Chase Field, TX
    • 153517 c/n 13583 - TA-4F
      • 02 Dec 1971 – VMT-203 - Convert to TA-4J

      • 03 Mar 1982 – VT-25 - NAS Chase Field, TX
      • 20 Jul 1987 - COMTRAWING-3 - NAS Chase Field, TX
    • 153518 c/n 13584 - TA-4F
      • 03 Mar 1972 - VF-126 - Convert to TA-4J

      • 20 Oct 1986 – VT-25 - NAS Chase Field, TX
      • 20 Jul 1987 - COMTRAWING-3 - NAS Chase Field, TX
    • 153521 c/n 13587 - TA-4F
      • 07 Aug 1972 - VA-43 - Convert to TA-4J

      • 15 Nov 1979 - VT-25 - NAS Chase Field, TX
      • 20 Jul 1987 - COMTRAWING-3 - NAS Chase Field, TX
    • 153669 c/n 13607 - TA-4F
      • 11 Aug 1971 - VMT-103 - Convert to TA-4J

      • 23 Jun 1987 - VT-25 - NAS Chase Field, TX
      • 20 Jul 1987 - COMTRAWING-3 - NAS Chase Field, TX
    • 153675 c/n 13613 - TA-4F
      • 11 Sep 1970 - VT-21 - Convert to TA-4J

      • 25 Jan 1980 - VT-25 - NAS Chase Field, TX
      • 20 Jul 1987 - COMTRAWING-3 - NAS Chase Field, TX
    • 153681 c/n 13619 - TA-4F
      • 01 May 1971 - VA-127 - Convert to TA-4J

      • 13 May 1987 – VT-25 - NAS Chase Field, TX
      • 20 Jul 1987 – COMTRAWING 3 – NAS Chase Field, TX
    • 153684 c/n 13622 - TA-4F
      • 25 Sep 1970 - VT-21 - Convert to TA-4J

      • 04 Dec 1972 - VT-25 - NAS Chase Field, TX
      • 19 Oct 1973 - Stricken – 1S
    • 154293 c/n 13681 - TA-4F
      • 26 Jan 1973 - VMAT-203 - Convert to TA-4J

      • 29 Nov 1979 - VT-25 - NAS Chase Field, TX
      • 20 Jul 1987 - COMTRAWING-3 - NAS Chase Field, TX
    • 154322 c/n 13710 - TA-4F
      • 06 May 1973 - VF-126 - Convert to TA-4J

      • 21 Jul 1981 – VT-25 - NAS Chase Field, TX
      • 29 Sep 1986 – Stricken – 1SO
    • 154338 c/n 13726 - TA-4F
      • 25 Sep 1970 - VMT-103 - Convert to TA-4J

      • 29 Oct 1986 – VT-25 - NAS Chase Field, TX
      • 20 Jul 1987 - COMTRAWING-3 - NAS Chase Field, TX
    • 155072 c/n 13888 – TA-4F
      • 03 Apr 1969 – NPRO - Convert to TA-4J

      • 15 Dec 1972 - VT-25 - NAS Chase Field, TX
      • 28 Nov 1973 - VT-4 - NAS Pensacola, FL
    • 155083 c/n 13899 – TA-4F
      • 29 Apr 1969 – NPRO - Convert to TA-4J

      • 04 Dec 1979 - VT-25 - NAS Chase Field, TX
      • 20 Jul 1987 - COMTRAWING-3 - NAS Chase Field, TX
    • 155085 c/n 13901 – TA-4F
      • 02 May 1969 – NPRO - Convert to TA-4J

      • 29 Dec 1972 - VT-25 - NAS Chase Field, TX
      • 27 Oct 1976 - VC-13 - NAS Miramar, CA
    • 155089 c/n 13905 – TA-4F
      • 12 May 1969 – NPRO - Convert to TA-4J

      • 01 Feb 1973 - VT-25 - NAS Chase Field, TX
      • 23 Jul 1975 - VC-10 - NAS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
    • 155090 c/n 13906 – TA-4F
      • 12 May 1969 – NPRO - Convert to TA-4J

      • 03 Jan 1973 - VT-25 - NAS Chase Field, TX
      • 12 Jan 1974 - VT-4 - NAS Pensacola, FL
    • 155101 c/n 13917
      • 15 Dec 1972 - VT-25 - NAS Chase Field, TX
      • 13 Feb 1980 - Stricken – 1SO
    • 155103 c/n 13919
      • 19 Nov 1979 - VT-25 - NAS Chase Field, TX
      • 20 Jul 1987 - COMTRAWING-3 - NAS Chase Field, TX
    • 155106 c/n 13922
      • 03 Jun 1977 - VT-25 - NAS Chase Field, TX
      • 06 Jan 1982 – NARF - NAS Pensacola, FL

      • 29 Mar 1983 – VT-25 - NAS Chase Field, TX
      • 30 Jun 1987 - COMTRAWING-2 - NAS Kingsville, TX
    • 155115 c/n 13931
      • 21 Feb 1973 - VT-25 - NAS Chase Field, TX
      • 27 Jun 1974 - VC-5 Det Cubi Point - NAS Cubi Point, RP
    • 156899 c/n 13992
      • 15 May 1973 - VT-25 - NAS Chase Field, TX
      • 29 Oct 1973 - Flight Demo Team - NAS Pensacola, FL
    • 156902 c/n 13995
      • 21 Jun 1973 - VT-25 - NAS Chase Field, TX
      • 09 Jan 1974 - VT-4 - NAS Pensacola, FL
    • 156910 c/n 14003
      • 03 Jan 1973 - VT-25 - NAS Chase Field, TX
      • 27 Jun 1973 - VT-24 - NAS Chase Field, TX
    • 156916 c/n 14009
      • 27 Nov 1972 - VT-25 - NAS Chase Field, TX
      • 14 Feb 1980 - Stricken – 1SO
    • 156917 c/n 14010
      • 27 Nov 1972 - VT-25 - NAS Chase Field, TX
      • 06 Nov 1976 - MASDC - Davis-Mothan AFB, Tucson, AZ
    • 156921 c/n 14014
      • 20 Nov 1972 - VT-25 - NAS Chase Field, TX
      • 19 Apr 1980 - NARF - NAS Pensacola, FL
    • 156922 c/n 14015
      • 28 Nov 1972 - VT-25 - NAS Chase Field, TX
      • 20 Jul 1987 - COMTRAWING-3 - NAS Chase Field, TX
    • 156936 c/n 14029
      • 05 May 1977 - VT-25 - NAS Chase Field, TX
      • 20 Jul 1987 - COMTRAWING-3 - NAS Chase Field, TX
  • Douglas TA-4J Skyhawk (Cont.)
    • 156937 c/n 14030
      • 30 Nov 1972 - VT-25 - NAS Chase Field, TX
      • 20 Jul 1987 - COMTRAWING-3 - NAS Chase Field, TX
    • 156942 c/n 14035
      • 04 Dec 1972 - VT-25 - NAS Chase Field, TX
      • 17 Jun 1974 - VT-86 - NAS Pensacola, FL
    • 156950 c/n 14043
      • 07 May 1976 - VT-25 - NAS Chase Field, TX
      • 20 Jul 1987 - COMTRAWING-3 - NAS Chase Field, TX
    • 158079 c/n 14116
      • 28 Nov 1972 - VT-25 - NAS Chase Field, TX
      • 20 Jul 1987 – COMTRAWING-3 - NAS Chase Field, TX
    • 158081 c/n 14118
      • 08 Dec 1981 - VT-25 - NAS Chase Field, TX
      • 28 Mar 1986 - VT-22 - NAS Pensacola, FL

      • 04 Apr 1986 - VT-25 - NAS Chase Field, TX
      • 20 Jul 1987 - COMTRAWING-3 - NAS Chase Field, TX
    • 158084 c/n 14121
      • 08 Mar 1973 - VT-25 - NAS Chase Field, TX
      • 25 Sep 1981 – Stricken – 1SO
    • 158085 c/n 14122
      • 06 Apr 1979 - VT-25 - NAS Chase Field, TX
      • 19 Aug 1981 - VT-22 - NAS Kingsville, TX
    • 158100 c/n 14137
      • 01 Feb 1973 - VT-25 - NAS Chase Field, TX
      • 20 Jul 1987 – COMTRAWING 3 - NAS Chase Field, TX
    • 158102 c/n 14139
      • 03 Jan 1973 - VT-25 - NAS Chase Field, TX
      • 31 Jul 1979 - Stricken – 1SO
    • 158109 c/n 14146
      • 01 Feb 1973 - VT-25 - NAS Chase Field, TX
      • 20 Jul 1987 – COMTRAWING-3 - NAS Chase Field, TX
    • 158117 c/n 14154
      • 22 Dec 1982 – VT-25 - NAS Chase Field, TX
      • 23 Jun 1987 – COMTRAWING-2 - NAS Kingsville, TX
    • 158120 c/n 14157
      • 11 Aug 1977 - VT-25 - NAS Chase Field, TX
      • 20 Jul 1987 - COMTRAWING-3 - NAS Chase Field, TX
    • 158140 c/n 14177
      • 27 Jan 1982 - VT-25 - NAS Chase Field, TX
      • 20 Jul 1987 - COMTRAWING-3 - NAS Chase Field, TX
    • 158147 c/n 14184
      • 24 Feb 1980 - VT-25 - NAS Chase Field, TX
      • 20 Jul 1987 - COMTRAWING-3 - NAS Chase Field, TX
    • 158453 c/n 14258
      • 02 Jul 1973 - VT-25 - NAS Chase Field, TX
      • 20 Jul 1987 - COMTRAWING-3 - NAS Chase Field, TX
    • 158466 c/n 14271
      • 26 Jan 1977 - VT-25 - NAS Chase Field, TX
      • 09 Jun 1982 - VT-7 - NAS Meridian, MS
    • 158473 c/n 14278
      • 21 Sep 1979 - VT-25 - NAS Chase Field, TX
      • 09 Jun 1982 - VT-7 - NAS Meridian, MS

      • 03 Oct 1984 - VT-25 - NAS Pensacola, FL
      • 04 Oct 1984 - VT-7 - NAS Meridian, MS

      • 26 Mar 1985 - VT-25 - NAS Pensacola, FL
      • 05 Apr 1985 - VT-7 - NAS Meridian, MS

      • 02 Sep 1986 - VT-25 - NAS Pensacola, FL
      • 07 Apr 1987 - VT-7 - NAS Meridian, MS
    • 158481 c/n 14286
      • 03 Jan 1973 - VT-25 - NAS Chase Field, TX
      • 20 Jul 1987 - COMTRAWING-3 - NAS Chase Field, TX
    • 158482 c/n 14287
      • 15 Jan 1973 - VT-25 - NAS Chase Field, TX
      • 09 Nov 1976 - NAS - NAS New Orleans, LA
    • 158486 c/n 14291
      • 29 Dec 1972 - VT-25 - NAS Chase Field, TX
      • 01 Feb 1974 - VT-4 - NAS Pensacola, FL
    • 158513 c/n 14318
      • 02 Mar 1973 - VT-25 - NAS Chase Field, TX
      • 05 Jan 1981 – NARF - NAS Pensacola, FL
    • 158515 c/n 14320
      • 02 Mar 1973 - VT-25 - NAS Chase Field, TX
      • 21 Jul 1981 – Stricken – 1SO
    • 158516 c/n 14321
      • 20 Mar 1973 - VT-25 - NAS Chase Field, TX
      • 20 Jul 1987 - COMTRAWING-2 - NAS Pensacola, FL
    • 158519 c/n 14324
      • 06 Apr 1973 - VT-25 - NAS Chase Field, TX
      • 01 Mar 1974 - VT-4 - NAS Pensacola, FL
    • 158521 c/n 14326
      • 12 Apr 1973 - VT-25 - NAS Chase Field, TX
      • 20 Jul 1987 - COMTRAWING-3 - NAS Chase Field, TX
    • 158522 c/n 14327
      • 04 May 1973 - VT-25 - NAS Chase Field, TX
      • 28 Feb 1977 - Stricken – 1SO
    • 158526 c/n 14331
      • 25 May 1973 - VT-25 - NAS Chase Field, TX
      • 02 Nov 1973 - VT-4 - NAS Pensacola, FL
    • 158527 c/n 14332
      • 29 Jun 1973 - VT-25 - NAS Chase Field, TX
      • 20 Jul 1987 - COMTRAWING-3 - NAS Chase Field, TX
    • 158712 c/n 14333
      • 18 Apr 1974 - VT-25 - NAS Chase Field, TX
      • 22 Jan 1976 - VT-21 - NAS Kingsville, TX

      • 11 Jan 1977 - VT-25 - NAS Chase Field, TX
      • 20 Jul 1987 - COMTRAWING-3 - NAS Chase Field, TX
    • 158716 c/n 14337
      • 31 Aug 1973 - VT-25 - NAS Chase Field, TX
      • 20 Jul 1987 - COMTRAWING-3 - NAS Chase Field, TX
    • 158717 c/n 14338
      • 13 Oct 1973 - VT-25 - NAS Chase Field, TX
      • 25 Oct 1973 - Flight Demo Team - NAS Pensacola, FL

      • 15 Mar 1974 - VT-25 - NAS Chase Field, TX
      • 31 May 1979 - Stricken - 1SO
    • 158720 c/n 14341
      • 06 Nov 1973 - VT-25 -NAS Chase Field, TX.
      • 17 Dec 1979 - Stricken – 1SO
    • 158723 c/n 14344
      • 05 Dec 1973 - VT-25 - NAS Chase Field, TX
      • 18 Jan 1976 - MASDC - Davis-Mothan AFB, Tucson, AZ
    • 159100 c/n 14406
      • 11 Jan 1974 - VT-25 - NAS Chase Field, TX
      • 01 Jul 1986 - COMTRAWING-2 - NAS Kingsville, TX
    • 159795 c/n 14494
      • 11 Dec 1975 - VT-25 - NAS Chase Field, TX
      • 28 Feb 1977 - NARF - NAS Pensacola, FL

 

  • Some A-4 Skyhawk Modex assignments in VT-25:
    • 153500 VT-25, (C-501), (noted May 80)
    • 153515 VT-25, (C-519), (noted on static display at NAS Brunswick 21 Aug 82), TW-3, (C-451).
    • 153517 VT-25, (C-504), (noted c82), noted at Carswell AFB Airshow Oct 87 as (C-501).
    • 153521 VT-25,(C-5xx), crashed 10 Jul 89.
    • 153675 VT-25, (C-528), (noted Apr 80), TW-3, (C-455), (noted c90)
    • 155101 VT-25, (C-5xx), SOC (1DA2) 13 Feb 80 with 5198tfh. (1Lt Steve Scott lost control on take off & ejected, the a/c & flies through VT-24 line at MCAS Yuma, damaging 2 a/c)
    • 155103 VT-25, (C-509), (C-575), 75th Anniversary aircraft. c86-87
    • 155106 VT-25, (C-529), (C-000), noted at NAS Jacksonville, Dec 85
    • 156916 VT-25, (C-5xx), SOC (1DA2) 14 Feb 80 with 5343tfh. (hit a radio tower at Port O’Conner, TX, both Lt Dave Hankins & student Ltjg Dave Huckaba were killed)
    • 156937 VT-25, (C-521), (noted at Andrews AFB May 75), (nt on static display at Pease AFB 31 Aug 85)
    • 158079 VT-25, (C-566)
    • 158100 VT-25, (C-000), (noted at NAS New Orleans, LA Aug 82)
    • 158102 VT-25, (C-5xx), SOC (1DA2) 31 Jul 79 with 3790th
    • 158120 VT-25, (C-510), TW-3, (C-473)
    • 158140 VT-25, (C-520)
    • 158515 VT-25, (C-502), (noted c78)
    • 158521 VT-25, (C-501)
    • 158523 VT-25, (C-516)
    • 158717 VT-25, (C-5xx), SOC (1KA2) 31 May 79 with 2999th
    • 158720 VT-25, (C-5xx), SOC (1AA1) 17 Dec 79 with 3512th
    • 158723 VT-25, (C-501)
    • 159100 VT-25, (C-502), (noted c82)

    • Courtesy of Thomas Bass

 

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